Who’s on first?

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 I should tell you of my experience the other day at the office of finance.  It was right out of the pages of a Charlie Chaplain comedy skit: David, the salesman, had forgotten… Continue reading

The first night in Orel

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  I have just returned to the office after the first night in Orel!  A lovely ride by bike in the early hours of the morning.  Fortunately the air was fresh and the road… Continue reading

I have the keys!

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I have the key!!!!!  The house is finally ours!  After many setbacks and delays, this morning we closed on the contract and signed the deed.    Wow, the house is larger than I… Continue reading

Still waiting for the keys

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  It is Friday, I got up at 5:30 this morning to check my messages.  I knew it would be early but the anticipation is killing me.  Today is the day we are… Continue reading

Dreams all dreams

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  Yesterday, Remo and I accomplished a great deal of things and talked of much more.  When I talk with Remo my problems seem to become magically marginal and everything takes a turn for the better.  If one was… Continue reading

A trip to Vysoke Myto

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  Today the sun is shining.  I don’t know for certain but I would estimate the high is around 80 F.  When you come off the street and enter through the door of… Continue reading

The Deposit

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  The realtor has finally received the deposit I wired for the house and has taken it off the market.  In a certain sense it is ours!  I don’t have the key yet… Continue reading

Living in my office

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Since I still don’t have a house (my new house is reserved but I don’t have the key) I’m living in the office.  It was once an apartment, converted to an office, therefore it is… Continue reading

A Small Airplane

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Sitting in the garden on this quite Saturday, the only sound is of a pair of men talking at the pub on the other side of the street. Their voices drifting into my… Continue reading

The Mirage

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   We were returning toward home from Teplice, after a tiring day of work. The temperature was very elevated, I remember passing a digital thermometer along the highway, which read 35C in the shade; but… Continue reading